News Quiz (July 2021): Test Your Knowledge of Current Events

Faithfully Magazine News Quiz

Who’s talking about CRT and what’s happening in Ethiopia?

If you’re on top of current events, you’ll likely ace this quiz. If you’re not, read the primer below before testing your knowledge.

Scroll down to and jump right in.

Primer

The ECC has joined with the United Methodist Church, the Evangelical Lutheran Church, the Episcopal Church, the United Church of Christ, the Unitarian Universalist Association, the Community of Christ, Presbyterian Church (USA), the World Council of Churches, and numerous Quaker groups in denouncing this doctrine that is believed to have lead to the genocide of Indigenous people and land theft.

A federal appeals court struck down two provisions, citing the disproportionately negative impact on minority voters in the state. But in a 6-3 vote, the conservative majority in the Supreme Court upheld those voting provisions.

This U.S. sprinter accepted a one-month suspension, and it is unclear if she will be able to compete in other events, namely the 4/100-meter relay, at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Titled, “Seeking Clarity and Unity,” this mostly anonymous report contains testimonies from inside the organization about fear of “mission drift” and alleges the focus on a “victim-oppressor” worldview as it relates to social justice is unbiblical.

This pastor and his Tulsa-based Transformation Church presented $200,000 to each of the remaining survivors of the Tulsa Race Massacre, including an impromptu $100,000 to the granddaughter of a survivor who was present at the service.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has called on Pope Francis to apologize for the Catholic Church’s involvement with Canadian residential schools. The U.S. is also set to investigate its participation in the Indigenous boarding school system.

The conservative campaign against CRT has resulted in its explicit barring from some American schools, typically in favor of more “patriotic” education. Educators argue that the advanced legal theory has never been taught in K-12 settings.

After serving over two years of his three to 10-year sentence, this comedian and TV star’s conviction was overturned by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. Although dozens of women have accused him of sexual assault, he was only charged for an incident with one woman.

As of the evening on July 6, as Elsa made landfall in Florida, the official death toll in the condo collapse is 32 while 113 are considered missing. It has been 12 days since the initial collapse, and high winds and lightning are slowing down the search and rescue process.

Officials are calling for “a meaningful ceasefire” in this Ethiopian province in order to allow humanitarian aid into the war-torn region. The unilateral ceasefire already in effect is blocking much-needed aid from reaching the area.

Editor’s note: Quiz compiled by Evana D. Upshaw

  • Question of

    1. Which protestant denomination most recently denounced the Doctrine of Discovery?

    • Evangelical Free Church of America
    • Southern Baptist Convention
    • Evangelical Covenant Church
    • African Methodist Episcopal Church
  • Question of

    2. Which state’s voting laws, recently upheld by the Supreme Court, have a disproportionate and negative impact on minority voters?

    • Arizona
    • Nevada
    • Pennsylvania
    • Texas
  • Question of

    3. Which Olympic event was Sha’Carri Richardson disqualified from after she tested positive for marijuana?

    • 4/100-meter relay
    • 200-meter dash
    • 100-meter hurdles
    • 100-meter dash
  • Question of

    4. What Christian organization had a 179-page, anti-Critical Race Theory report go public after a group within the organization took issue with its recent focus on racial justice?

    • Cru (Campus Crusade)
    • Southern Baptist Convention
    • Promise Keepers
    • Christianity Today
  • Question of

    5. What pastor/church gave a total of $1 million in “reparations” to community-based organizations in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and to the three remaining survivors of the Tulsa Race Massacre?

    • Tony Evans, Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship
    • Michael Todd, Transformation Church
    • Efrem Smith, Bayside Church Midtown
    • John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
  • Question of

    In what country have the remains of hundreds of Indigenous people been found at the locations of old residential schools?

    • Mexico
    • Australia
    • United States of America
    • Canada
  • Question of

    7. The teaching of what area of study is currently being banned in schools around the U.S.?

    • Astrology
    • Big Bang Theory
    • Critical Race Theory
    • Developmental Psychology
  • Question of

    8. Who was convicted of sexual assault charges but recently released from prison on a technicality?

    • Bill Cosby
    • Donald Trump
    • Ghislaine Maxwell
    • Harvey Weinstein
  • Question of

    9. What hurricane is expected to impede search efforts at the collapsed condo site in Miami?

    • Anna
    • Elsa
    • Brenda
  • Question of

    10. A humanitarian crisis, including severe risk of mass starvation, is currently taking place in what part of Ethiopia?

    • Kaffa
    • Shewa
    • Bale
    • Tigray

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